Openings & Closings: Say It Ain't So, Hubbell & Hudson

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For those living in Spring and The Woodlands, this week brought sad news about two establishments. The first tale of woe concerns Koya Asian Kitchen in Spring.

In one of the saddest restaurant closing announcements we have seen, Koya Asian Kitchen posted on Facebook that the barely three-month-old restaurant was forced to close due to a sewage odor circulating thoughout the restaurant. The post explains how the restaurant lost customers because of the smell. Though the issue was being fixed, the loss of business forced the owners to close their business.

While Koya's closing brought disappointment to the Spring area, the announcement of Hubbell & Hudson Market's closing in March brought much disappointment to The Woodlands area. Kaitlin Steinberg reports that the market and cooking school will close, but the bistro and kitchen will remain open.

Photo by Molly Dunn
Bye-bye, Viking Cooking School at Hubbell & Hudson.
According to Steinberg, "An unnamed source provided CultureMap with documents showing that the grocery store has lost millions since it opened, and that consultants for the company did not believe it could compete with Whole Foods or nearby H-E-Bs." Head to Hubbell & Hudson to stock up on your favorite products before the market closes -- dry-aged beef, anyone?

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Hubbell & Hudson Bistro

24 Waterway Ave., The Woodlands, TX

Category: Restaurant

Mo Mong - CLOSED

1201 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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I got all excited yesterday when I passed Kirby & Richmond and saw that Pico's Mex Mex was moving into the old Ninfa's spot.  A bit of research indicated that the move was supposed to happen months ago. 

Does anybody have an update?

gossamersixteen topcommenter

Hmm the battle of mediocrity, El Tiempo (overpriced and lousy) or Mo mung who also suffer the same predicament. Paying $25 for skirt steak is just plain stupid, suitable for out of state people and those with more money than common sense.


* Texas Taco Company opened its first restaurant in Houston earlier this week, making it the 3rd or 4th location in the Houston-area. The restaurant is located at 6166 Highway 6.

* Ranch Bakery announced over the weekend that they're reopening.

* Cafe Rita at 2352 Dairy Ashford is closed.

* Carol Ann's Fried Chicken, featured sometimes in place of steak night at Glitter Karaoke, closed in Missouri City.

* Paparruchos at 1620 Research Drive in The Woodlands opened last week.

* Zydeco Kitchen opened its second location in earlier this week. It's located at 1856 Barker Cypress.

* Baker Street Pub & Grill opened in Cypress on the 16th. The pub is located at 25618 Northwest Freeway.

* Durrani's Tandoor n Grill in Sugar Land (10581 South Highway 6, Suite 101) is scheduled to open next week.


Mo Mong has been so mediocre and overpriced for so long, it will take more than a name change and status appeal to be successful. With eaters becoming "more educated", as Viet Hoang says, they're aware of other places they can get good Vietnamese for about 1/2 the price.



He already tried to move into the area about 15 years ago, and bombed. It was the Twin Peaks spot near Kirby/59. So this is try number two. 

gossamersixteen topcommenter

@christianaCouldn't agree more; mediocre is right.. I've had better grocery store spring rolls.

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